Saturday, March 31, 2012

Another Omnipod PDM replacement.....

Some information for Omnipod user's to be on the lookout for..

We received a replacement pdm(personal diabetes manager) a few months ago.. The first one we received with our Omnipod insulin pump started reading the bg in the low range instead of the normal range with control solution and Omnipod replaced our pdm. Now our replacement pdm is doing the same thing.
We should be getting another replacement Tuesday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Planting in our garden :)

 2 lbs. of white onions.
 22 Flat Dutch Cabbage Plants.
 A roll of onions ready to be covered.
 Isaac placing the cabbage into  the pre-dug/watered holes.
 Cabbage in the ground :)
Roll of cabbage beside of the onions.
We rotate our crops every year.

The ducks have really grown..
They were exploring in the garden on the way back from the creek :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gardening time :)

 The garden has been plowed/rested over the winter and now has been disked and ready to plant.
I will be planting salad greens, mustard greens, cabbage and onions soon.
I will be adding lots of other things after the threat of frost/freezing :)
Lord willing...

Friday, March 23, 2012

JDRF fundraising bracelets/bookmarkers

 We are making bracelets/bookmarkers for JDRF.
 Fundraising :)

Some of the colors.We are making them out of pop can lids/ribbon:)

We will also be raising money for Faustman's Lab!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homeschooling Days :)

 Can you spot Isaac's homeschool companion this morning ?
LOL :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adding the chicks to the coop :)

Isaac preparing the flooring.

 Spreading the bedding around.

 Adding the chicks.
 Cute :)
 The chicks are snug as a bug in a rug.
The chicks checking out the new living quarters.

Building our new chicken coop..1st stage

 The front and back walls up.
 Front view.
 Marty nailing the roof on.
Marty cutting off the ends of the 2x4's.
 Isaac and Marty putting the thick plastic on the roof until we put shingles/metal on.

 Abram and Marty putting the hinges on the door that will let the chickens out into the fenced in lot.

Isaac getting ready to add the chicks.
The coop in the dry. Ready for roofing/siding. We will be re-attatching the fencing soon.

We will also be adding atleast another 4x8' addition onto the coop in the next few months. We will build the nest boxes/larger roost then.

Thankful :)

Getting rid of the old chicken coop..

 We tore down and burned our old chicken coop.
 We had built it about 15 years ago.
Marty and the boys watching the fire.

We will be putting up phase one of the new coop soon!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ducklings :)

 We picked up 2 ducklings at our local tractor supply store last Wed.. We will get more with the next shipment the first of this week. These are White Pekin.
 They follow Isaac around like he is "papa" duck.
 Our other ducks would follow along behind him everywhere also :)
 The weather was warm and he removed them from the heat lights a little while.
Cutie Patootie's :)

God is good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another Dexcom Failure!

We started with Dexcom in June 2011.
The Dexcom had a "fatal" error in Nov. and was replaced.
Yesterday our Dexcom had another error.
Our replacement should be here this evening...
Have any of you had to have Dex. replaced?

Sure have missed Isaac's Dexcom 7 Plus Continous Glucose Monitor this passed 24 hours :(

Thank the Lord it was still under warranty.  :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our chicks are here..

The post office called this morning and said that our chicks had arrived!

This is the box they arrived in.
Isaac could hardly stand the wait for them :)
We brought them home and placed them in their new living quarters. 
He chose Buff Orpingtons, Partridge Rocks and Silver Laced Wyandott's. ( The Buffs and Rocks are supposed to be excellent setters/mothers.)
 We have 26. The exotic free chick that McMurray Hatchery sent was dead on arrival :(
They are so cute. Looking forward to having chickens again. It has been a year or so that we have had any. Lot's of eggs comin soon.